Update on HMICFRS inspection programme

In March 2020 we suspended all inspection work requiring appreciable contributions from police forces and fire & rescue services, to enable them to focus on the COVID-19 response. We resumed inspections in September.

We have prioritised new inspections of how forces and fire & rescue services are responding to COVID-19, as they continue to face challenges during this difficult period.

In addition, we have begun work on inspecting the policing of public protests, following a commission from the Home Secretary.

Some of our inspections planned for this year have been delayed until 2021. We will be mindful of any changing circumstances presented by COVID-19, should our plans need to be further amended.

Find out more about these inspections

Fire and rescue COVID-19 response
Policing response to COVID-19
Inspection of the policing of public protests